Friday, May 17, 2019

20th Annual McMenamins UFO Festival

Hotel Oregon

All day

All ages welcome

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UFO Festival

20th Annual McMenamins UFO Festival

Set in a small town in the middle of Oregon wine country, the UFO Festival explores and celebrates the possibilities of life beyond Earth. Skeptics and believers alike are invited to enjoy all the events happening throughout the weekend!

Friday, May 17:

Mattie's Room
Lunch with Peter Davenport and James Clarkson • 11 am doors, 11:30 am lunch, Noon speakers • $25 - tickets are limited
Join Davenport (National UFO Reporting Center) and Clarkson (Washington MUFON) as they discuss all the latest in ufology as well as the most interesting cases reported in the last year!

McMinnville Community Center
"Hunt for the Skinwalker" • 2 pm doors, 3 pm event • $20 advance/$25 day of event
A movie screening and Q&A with filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and investigative journalist/Skinwalker Ranch expert George Knapp (both past festival guests.

Evans Street Tent
Landing Party & Live Music • 4 - 11 pm • Free
Join us for free live music, McMenamins grilled food and handcrafted beverages for purchase, McMenamins Passport stamps & prizes, and signature UFO Festival gifts & mementos for sale.

Mattie's Room
Screening of the Trent Case Video • 7 - 8 pm • Free
Sixty-seven years ago, an uneventful afternoon became, in just a few chaotic seconds, a life-transforming experience in the lives of a rural family outside of McMinnville, OR. It was also a moment that completely altered the debate surrounding the search for extraterrestrial life and UFOs.

Cellar Bar
Live music by Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rock Patrol • 7 - 10 pm • Free • 21 & over
Live music from spaced out rock band, Kirby Swatosh & the Moon Rock Patrol!

McMinnville Community Center
"Missing Persons: Geographic Hot Spots in North America" • 7 pm • $20 advance/$25 day of event
Paulides has been studying the circumstances of 5000-plus investigations of missing persons cases in the woods of North America over the last decade. His documentation has pinpointed 59 geographical clusters across the U.S. and Canada where people routinely go missing, four of which are in Oregon. Join us for an enlightening discussion about the causes - UFO-related or not - and conclusions of these eerie, large-scale disappearances, which Paulides has expertly compiled in his Missing 411 book series, Missing 411: The Movie and Vanished, the TV special that aired January 2019 on the History Channel.

Mattie's Room
UFO/Alien Trivia • 8 pm • Free

UFO Festival Website:

About Kirby Swatosh

Acoustic PowerPop/FolkRock

Kirby Swatosh

Singer/songwriter Kirby Swatosh hails from Vancouver,Washington. His catchy pop-rock melodies and clever lyrics introduce a startling original imagination informed by the faith of one who follows his musical dreams.

Swatosh's "Moon Rock Patrol" has been featured at McMenamins Hotel Oregon's Annual UFO FEST for six years running. Called "peculiar and emotional, raw and goofy" by The Seattle Rocket, "the James Taylor of Clark County" by Willamette Week, Kirby's music has also been several times on KINK FM's "Local Artist Spotlight".

The Kirby Swatosh Band once opened for national touring act Dada, and has released four CDs of original music.

Despite his affinity for extraterrestrial themes, Swatosh's repertoire is mainly down-to-earth pop, grounded by a childhood spent listening to The Beatles, Pink Floyd and James Taylor.